A rooftop solar system was installed at Philippine Science High School in Diliman, Quezon City in 2010. Gregorio B. Dantes Jr. / Pacific Press / LightRocket via Getty Images Manila’s new mayor wants to turn the city’s public schools into a living lesson in sustainability . Mayor Francisco "Isko" Moreno Domagoso unveiled a plan Tuesday to install solar panels and rainwater collectors on the roofs of primary and secondary schools in the Philippines’ capital city, the Manila Bulletin reported . He said the initiative would raise environmental awareness in students. "If they are seeing these types of facilities, and it can be done since it’s not even rocket science, they will know how to care for the environment," Domagoso told reporters, according to the Manila Bulletin. "When they would be given the opportunity in the future, they will do the same kapag malalaki na sila." Domagoso shared his ideas at a meeting with the Manila City School Board and asked the board to come up with proposals for fulfilling his vision, Inquirer.net reported . He touted the rain collecting scheme as a way to bolster water security, citing low water levels in the country’s dams . "Nowadays, we’re having […]

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